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INTERVIEW: YKN

Hi folks, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thank you! We’ve been busy making lots of new things, so very good thanks.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Who I Get To Ride Home With”?

It is the 7th installation this year of Yukon’s work, a ‘ride through the circles’, if you will, and an appreciation and gratitude for people close.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Being born.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

Lots of chopping, lots of circles, lots of action.

How was the recording and writing process?

We throw hungry tape song ideas in our pot, listen and learn, mix and match, choose favourite sounds. One comes out strongest and we build it in our attic piece by piece, week by week, tweak and boost, all within the month.

What role does South London play in your writing?

It’s home to our friends, family, house and studio so we spend a large portion of our lives there. We all have roots in London and have many musical mates spread around SE, slowly making their way into the YKN sphere. 

How filmmaking does influences your music and the other way around?

We are all big on film and visual stimulation, we don’t have a TV but we have film evenings with a projector, most recently quite a lot of anime. Both Marcus and Charlie have done soundtracking and as we do music and videos simultaneously one weaves into the other – both are made in-house as well.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Always new material in the works, one song one video a month.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The anthology will complete the YUKON year.

Any plans to hit the road?

Have yet to play outside of our attic but plans afoot for live action.

What else is happening next in YKN’s world?

Oh Much.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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